Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Stilesia

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3001
Species of the genus Stilesia are found in the intestine of ruminants and belong to the group of Anoplocephalidae (e.g., Moniezia). S. globipunctata reaches a length of 60 cm, and the terminal proglottids (Fig. 1) are 2–5 mm wide and contain two  paruterine organs with many eggs, 0.25 μm in diameter. Intermediate hosts are oribatid mites.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany